Entries Tagged as 'Digital Media Receivers'

Adopting a Digital Media Adapter?

March 25th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, HDMI, News, Review, Second Screen, Streaming Services

Despite the growing penetration of all-in-one smart TVs, an increasingly popular method for receiving and watching so-called over-the-top (OTT) video content is coming from digital media adapters (DMAs). These DMAs, which are also known by a variety of other names, are typically small set-top boxes or thumb-drive-sized HDMI dongles that usually have a built-in Wi-Fi […]

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Sling TV Offers Simple, TV-Lite Solution

March 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, Review, Satellite TV, Sling Box, Streaming Services

Sling TV is a commendable first attempt by Dish Network at offering a real solution for Internet-delivered live pay-TV programming without the need to lock into a pricey, monolithic, cable, satellite or telco-TV subscription package. The slimmed-down selection covers a lot of popular live basic cable channels to supplement the viewing appetites of Web surfers […]

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Sony Launches PlayStation Vue Service In 3 Cities

March 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Cable TV, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, News

Sony officially launched Wednesday its PlayStation Vue (PS Vue) live streaming over-the-top (OTT) pay-TV service aimed at cord-cutters, cord-nevers and video gamers in three initial roll out markets including: New York, Chicago and Philadelphia. The service, which will initially be available as a downloadable app on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 video game consoles, will […]

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So, You Think You’re Ready To Cut The Cord?

March 13th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Cable TV, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, DVR

  Most Americans continue to enjoy their daily TV programming through a pay-TV service from a cable, satellite or telco provider, but increasingly segments of the population have forsaken the traditional route for cheaper and sometimes more relevant alternatives. Options for all of this so-called “cord-cutting” or “cord-shaving” activity are growing by the day, and […]

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SCSA Readies Formal Launch Of 4K UHD Download Service

March 6th, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Players, Connected TVs, News, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV

The SCSA launch team at the 2015 International CES: Chris Sato, SCSA marketing senior VP; David Huerta, SCSA executive director/GM; and Clayton Biele, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment global technology strategy associate director.   In what may have been the best kept secret at International CES, 4K Ultra HDTV enthusiasts are about to get another […]

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HD Guru 2015 CES Top Picks Awards

February 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 21:9 3D LED LCD Flat Panels, 21:9 Curved UHDTV, 3D Blu-ray player, 3D UHDTV, 4K Curved Screeen, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Players, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, Digital Media Receivers, HDR, News, OLED, Sound Bars, Surround Sound Systems, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

Time for our awards! With the 2015 CES concluded, we saw a number of new devices and improvements. The UHD TV category bar has been raised with wider color, high dynamic range, and improved black levels. The audio category had outstanding new entries in the surround sound, soundbar, and floor standing models. The new Ultra […]

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Watching Netflix in Ultra HD 4K….Maybe

May 22nd, 2014 · 2 Comments · 4K Curved Screeen, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, News, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV

Since a 4K TV or media player must have HEVC/H.265 decoding to view Netflix’s exclusive hit series House of Cards at 3840 x 2160 resolution, we’ve been anxiously awaiting our first 4K sample with this ability . We’ve finally been able to watch the show’s 4K episodes using a Samsung UN65HU9000 . However, it appears […]

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Sony Latest UHD Media Player Price Revealed

May 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment · UHD (4K) Media Players

Sony revealed pricing and availability of its 2nd generation Ultra HD (4K) media player the FMP-X10 on Wednesday. Like its predessor the FMP-X1 this Sony media player will download and play UHD content via its HDMI output connection, but only to Sony 4K (UHD) TVs. Learn the details after the jump.

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